No Fly Zone Lifted in Ferguson

By Aura Bogado Aug 13, 2014

Journalists covering the unrest in Ferguson following the killing of Michael Brown have warned that authorities there are preventing them from doing their jobs. The issue became more concerning when Ashon Crawley, a professor and writer, tweeted that the Federal Aviation Administration had designated the airspace over Ferguson a restricted area:

Authorities claim the move was prompted by shots fired at a police helicopter on Sunday–and restricting flights would keep police safe. But that didn’t ease the fact that media helicopters were also banned from flying over Ferguson through Monday.

But, according to the Lambert-St. Louis Airport’s Twitter account, the no fly zone has been lifted:

Police and media helicopters have presumably resumed their flights.